Person:Peyton Randolph (1)

m. 1718
  1. Beverley RandolphABT 1719 -
  2. John Randolph1719 -
  3. Peyton Randolph1721 - 1775
  4. John Randolph1727 - 1784
  5. Mary Randolph1729 - 1768
Facts and Events
Name Peyton Randolph
Gender Male
Birth[1] 10 Sep 1721 Williamsburg, James City, Virginia, United States
Death[1] 22 Oct 1775 Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Reference Number? Q963741?

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Peyton Randolph (September 10, 1721 – October 22, 1775) was a planter and public official from the Colony of Virginia. He served as speaker of the Virginia House of Burgesses, chairman of the Virginia Conventions, and the first President of the Continental Congress.


Will of Peyton Randolph

IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN. I Peyton Randolph do make this my last will & testament. I give & devise to my beloved wife my dwelling house, lots & all the outhouses thereto belonging in the city of Williamsburg, with the furniture of the same, & also my chariot & horses & all her wearing apparel rings & jewels, all which estates real & personal I give to her heirs, exrs, & adrs. I give to my sd wife also Little Aggy & her children, Great Aggy & her children, Eve & her children Lucy & her children to her & her heirs forever. I give to my wife also the use & enjoyment of my whole estate real & personal, not hereafter given away during her natural life. I give to Harrison Randolph a negro boy called Caesar, the son of Sue to him & his heirs forever. I give to my brother John Randolph the two negro boys such as he shall choose out of my estate which have not been particularly disposed of to him & his heirs, after the death of my wife I give to my sd brother all my estate both real & personal to hold the same during his life except my man Johnny whom in that case I give to my nephew Edmund Randolph to him & his heirs & after the death of my brother John I give all the estate devised to him for life to the sd Edmund Randolph his heirs exrs & admrs, subject nevertheless to the payment of £500 each to his sisters Susanna & Arrianna Randolph for the payment of which sums I allow him four years after the estate shall come into his hands, he paying them interest yearly for such sums as remain unpaid. I do hereby empower my exrs. to sell my books & presses to pay my debts & if that is not sufficient to sell so many of the negroes as they think can be best shared from the use of the plantations to answer that purpose. I do appoint my wife, my brother John Randolph & Mr. James Cocke exrs. of this my will. IN WITNESS whereof I have set my hand & seal this 18th day of August in the year of our Lord 1774
Peyton Randolph L.S.
Signed sealed published & declared by the sd Peyton Randolph as & for his last will (he being present at the [signing ?] of this attestation in presence of
Thomas Mason
Samuel Henley
John Pope
3 Jan. 1776 All persons who have any Demands against the Estate of Peyton Randolph, Esq.; deceased, are desired to bring their Accounts properly proved. Those indebted to the said estate are requested to make immediate Payment.
Betty Randolph
James Cocke

Records of Peyton Randolph in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley's Augusta County Records:

  • Page 401.--18th October, 1784. John Miller and Martha, of the Cowpasture, to William Randolph, eldest son and heir-at-law and residuary legatee of Peyton Randolph, late of Wilton, in Henrico County.

Information on Peyton Randolph

Did you know. . .? The U.S. had a running government as early as mid-1774:

The real first presidents. These are the names of the men who did run the country before President George Washington.

1. Peyton Randolph
2. Henry Middleton
3. John Hancock
4. Henry Laurens
5. John Jay
6. Samuel Huntington
7. Thomas Mckean

Family ties

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